Fall 2017 Edition
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Over the last twenty years, U.S. administrations of both parties have introduced agendas focused on improving government. The National Performance Review in the 1990s established many initiatives to help government work better and cost less.
The Next Stages of Government Transformation
This edition of The Business of Government magazine provides a glimpse into the many different missions and programs of the U.S. federal government. It does so from the perspective of the mission leader, offering a snapshot-in-time discussion.
From the Editor's Desk
America’s Army Reserve has always risen to meet the challenges of our time. It’s evolved from a nascent force of doctors and nurses to an organized reserve, and then to a strategic reserve under federal control.
Leading the U.S. Army Reserve: A Conversation with Lieutenant General Charles Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command
In today’s complex and changing healthcare environment, where the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is experiencing a steep increase in demand for care, it is essential for the VA to partner with providers in communities across the country.
Transforming VA’s Community Care Program: A Conversation with Dr. Baligh Yehia, Former Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Every Air Force mission depends on information dominance— the operational advantage gained from the ability to collect, control, exploit, and defend information to optimize decision making and maximize war-fighting efforts.
Changing the Way the U.S. Air Force Does IT: A Conversation with Bill Marion, Deputy Chief of Information Dominance and Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Air Force
The Defense Health Agency (DHA) supports the delivery of integrated, affordable, high-quality healthcare services to the military health system (MHS).
Making Acquisition Agile: Insights from Dr. Barclay Butler, Component Acquisition Executive, Defense Health Agency
As an integral part of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) works to deliver comprehensive products and services across government at the best value possible.
Making the Right Buying Decisions: Insights from Tiffany Hixson, Assistant Commissioner, Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services Administration
Along the more than 5,000 miles of border with Canada, 1,900 miles of border with Mexico, and approximately 95,000 miles of shoreline, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is responsible for preventing the illegal entry of people.
Securing the U.S. Border: Insights from Carla Provost, Acting Chief, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is highly complex. It enforces nearly 500 U.S. trade laws and regulations on behalf of 47 federal agencies. It also facilitates compliant trade, collects revenue, and protects the U.S. economy.
Trade Facilitation and Enforcement: Insights from Brenda Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Cross-sector collaboration has become a prevalent form of governance for tackling difficult problems that can’t be addressed by a single organization or sector.
Effective Leadership in Network Collaboration: Lessons Learned from Continuum of Care Homeless Programs